16417 Eel River Produce


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
16417 Eel River Produce
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed project is seeking a Special Permit for expansion of 43,200 square feet in total, consisting of 10,000 square feet of new mixed light in four (4) greenhouses, and 33,200 square feet of outdoor light deprivation commercial cannabis cultivation in fourteen (14) greenhouses. The property also farms 60,000 square feet of new outdoor full-sun cultivation that will be relocated to the site through the Retirement, Remediation and Relocation (RRR) program. Three (3) RRR ZCCs are on site (HCPD PLN-13290-SP, PLN2019-15674, PLN-2020-16332), with a fourth RRR to be determined. The fourth RRR will consist of five (5) greenhouses of light deprivation outdoor cultivation. The total cultivation at full build-out is 123,200 square feet (2.82 acres). A 10,000-square-foot commercial nursery in four (4) greenhouses will produce seeds and clones and was approved with a separate ZCC (PLN2020-15762).

Contact Information

Desmond Johnston
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning & Building
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Holmes Flat Road and Tierney Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
US 101
Eel River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Commercial (cannabis cultivation)(Sq. Ft. 123200, Acres 2.82, Employees 14)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Tribal Cultural Resources


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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